The Resource An explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders., Joshua Foer

An explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders., Joshua Foer

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An explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders.
Title
An explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders.
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Foer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discover wonder. “A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.”— New York Times Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and marvelous it really is. This second edition takes readers to even more curious and unusual destinations, with more than 100 new places, dozens and dozens of new photographs, and two very special features: twelve city guides, covering Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Plus a foldout map with a dream itinerary for the ultimate around-the-world road trip. More a cabinet of curiosities than traditional guidebook, Atlas Obscura revels in the unexpected, the overlooked, the bizarre, and the mysterious. Here are natural wonders, like the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can sit and drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M. C. Escher–like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby-Jumping Festival in Spain—and no, it’s not the babies doing the jumping, but masked men dressed as devils who vault over rows of squirming infants. Every page gets to the very core of why humans want to travel in the first place: to be delighted and disoriented, uprooted from the familiar and amazed by the new. With its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, and new city guides, it is a book you can open anywhere and be transported. But proceed with caution: It’s almost impossible not to turn to the next entry, and the next, and the next
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TEFOD
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Foer, Joshua
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Atlas Obscura
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  • Nonfiction
  • Reference
  • Travel
Label
An explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders., Joshua Foer
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0004581093
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781523508471
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EF0D8813-56E8-4C50-A319-76DDED79916E
Label
An explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders., Joshua Foer
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0004581093
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781523508471
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EF0D8813-56E8-4C50-A319-76DDED79916E

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